Xingu River and Its Ecosystem

Mongabay has just published an article, the Amazon’s Xingu River (the site of the Belo Monte Dam), in a new series called Last Chance to See.  The article is well worth reading and I have published some of its photographs below.

A section of the Xingu River as viewed by Google Earth

A section of the Xingu River as viewed by Google Earth.

Chief Raoni of the Kayapoi has spent 30 years fighting the Xingu River.

Chief Raoni of the Kayapoi has spent 30 years fighting the Xingu River. Photo courtesy of Amazon Watch.

The zebra pleco (Hypancistrus zebra). Photo courtesy of International Rivers.

The zebra pleco (Hypancistrus zebra). Photo courtesy of International Rivers.

Uta Hick's bearded saki ( Chiropotes utahicki).Photo courtesy of International Rivers.

Uta Hick’s bearded saki (Chiropotes utahicki). Photo courtesy of International Rivers.

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